Analysis: How will the launch of 5G benefit retailers?

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All the big UK telecoms firms have revealed the launch dates of their 5G networks to great fanfare, but what does it mean for retail?

The UK has become one of the most cutting-edge markets for mobile internet connectivity and the latest iteration, 5G, is already here and will develop further over the next few years.

There is no doubt 5G will offer greater capabilities, but whether they will be evolutionary or revolutionary retailers is still unknown.

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